I recently bought a tested and fully working Bolex 350 Macro compact. I am new to super 8. The thing is I am planning an adventure with a friend: we are going to go up a volcano in the Andes. My idea is to document the ascent with the camera so I got some Kodak Ektachrome 100D.
Apparently this model doesn't detect this type of film automatically. From what I've been reading so far it looks like (since the camera is post 1970) it will shoot as if the film was 160 ISO so this is going to underexpose my film by about 1/2 stop. My question is, is this bearable? I suppose so but also since I will have ice and snow in the background most part of the ascent, perhaps I should use the overexposure (1 stop) all of the time. Also, should I do anything else? Put any filters, use the diaphragm lock, etc? I guess I can also shoot at 9 fps which would expose the film more, right?
I would hate if the film wasn't properly exposed. Also, apparently its a possibility that the camera detects 40 iso instead and overexposes by 1 1/4. But this seems unlikely.
Please give me your views and if anyone of you has experience with this camera or one that is similar I would be much obliged if you shared it with me.
Thank you very much!!!
Edited by Nico, 22 November 2012 - 12:09 PM.